“A Kid’s Guide to the Armor of God”
by Tony Evans
Memorizing Scripture is something that I have tried to do regularly with Bubba since he could talk coherently. Now that he’s getting older and can handle more than one verse at a time, the first long passage we decided to tackle was Ephesians 6:10-18 which is also known as the Armor of God. But I didn’t want my son to simply memorize a series of words; I wanted him to truly understand the passage and be able to apply it to his everyday life.
In order to accomplish this task, I knew I needed some additional resources. While scouring various options, I came across this book: A Kid’s Guide to the Armor of God by Tony Evans. It promised to describe each piece of armor and give everyday life application…and it delivered!
While this book is geared towards kids, I, as an adult raised in a Christian home and Christian school, learned SO MUCH while reading this book with my son.
In A Kid’s Guide to the Armor of God, Tony Evans breaks down each of the six pieces of armor, giving historical background and application while offering contemporary examples of how to use it. He uses words and phrases that kids can comprehend while explaining the original language and meanings of certain words that the Apostle Paul uses in this passage.
Throughout each chapter, Tony Evans gives personal, real life examples of how the armor can be used today as well as space to write answers to thought-provoking questions that monitor comprehension. At the end of each chapter, there is a review and some questions to ponder.
Reading this book not only helped my son learn the pieces of the armor of God, but it also helped ME to be able to better comprehend the Bible as a whole as I now understand how each piece was used in context. This is a book we will be keeping handy as we review our memory work and discuss how to apply it each day. I am now using this book as I teach the Armor of God to our youth Sunday school class and encourage them to memorize Ephesians 6:10-18.
If you’re looking for a practical, easy to read yet in-depth, readily applicable resource for learning or teaching the Armor of God, I highly recommend A Kid’s Guide to the Armor of God by Tony Evans.
**This is an independent book review. I have not been paid or otherwise compensated for my personal opinions on this book.**